My son and I purchased a 1976 Datsun 280z 2+2 for his first car last month and it will be our father/son project car. With that said, we have been trying very hard to get his car ready for Pennsylvania State inspection on the 8th of May 2019. We have been working hard and have been reading many of the z car forums, watching youtube videos, and reading as much material as we can find. Thanks to all the information out there we have successfully fixed numerous issues, but we still have a few things to go. My son has big dreams for this car but we are trying to make it road worthy right now as all the rubber is old and falling apart. Below are a few questions we have not been able to answer yet.
1. The numbers on the transmission are "7425394" - Can someone decipher these numbers for us? They do not match the information in the service manual...
2. Many of the vacuum lines were broken and needed to be replaced. However, there are a few we cannot figure out. There is a three way vacuum line connector near the distributor. The three hoses that are currently connected to it are:
The distributor advance vacuum line
Throttle chamber vacuum hose
From what we are reading the anti-stall dashpot, should not have a vacuum hose connected to it
Additionally, the one hose from the vacuum switching valve is not connected to anything
Any help getting these figured out would be highly appreciated!!
3. Dash lights are still not working....We have fixed all the other lights, but we cannot get these working. We cannot get our hands in there to see if the bulbs are good or not. Does the dash need to come out to get to these bulbs? I am also looking for the flashers to replace them, but i cannot find them either. We have also been trying to figure out how to get the rheostat out of the dash.
These are the most important questions at the moment.
Good to be here!